Rice University plants 100 trees at Hermann Park

Rice University and Houston community leaders participated in a ceremony dedicating the Rice Centennial Grove at Hermann Park Nov. 16 in recognition of the shared centennials of Rice (2012) and Hermann Park (2014). Volunteers planted 100 oak, bald cypress and other native trees in a reforestation area close to the park’s boathouse and picnic areas on the east side of McGovern Lake. Dignitaries included Rice President David Leebron and his wife, University Representative Y. Ping Sun, Harris County Judge and Rice alumnus Ed Emmett ’71, Houston City Council member Ellen Cohen, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Director Joe Turner, Hermann Park Conservancy Board Chair Ann Kennedy and Hermann Park Conservancy Executive Director Doreen Stoller. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow. Video by Brandon Martin.)

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.